OK gang, looking for some collective wisdom here:
My best (and not so good with computers) buddy just picked up a very clean and meticulously cared for 1998 R1100GS, with about 30K on the clock. The previous owner had cared for this machine very well and had farkled it nicely as well.
SO--my bud takes the thing out for a spin for maybe the 4th or 5th (in the past few weeks) time this past weekend (this is in E. TN, so its pretty hot-as it is throughout the SE), after being on the bike for maybe 20-30 minutes, he says it just dies. He can't get it started and still hasn't been able to. He has fuel. All the switched were on (nothing bumped). He did say the cylinders are getting fire.
I'm about 200 miles away (and by no means a mechanical genius), he is not familiar with the oilheads, but has worked on his R65 a bit. He is has moderate + mechanical ability.
What might be the first few things he should check, again, remembering he's only had this thing a week or two and isn't familiar with the oilhead electrics, computer, etc. He did call the previous owner (local) who had not had this sort of problem--although the bike hasn't been ridden much in a bit. I am thinking its not bad gas, but I guess it could be? Fuse?
Have at it. . . and thanks in advance!